Moses J. Church

Moses J. Church (HM1D1J)

Location: Fresno, CA 93725 Fresno County
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N 36° 41.717', W 119° 44.717'

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The Father of Fresno Irrigation. He was born in New York State in 1819, became a blacksmith and emigrated to California in 1852. He came to Fresno County in 1868 and employed by A. Y. Easterby, built the first irrigation system for lush fields of wheat, which in 1872 prompted Central Pacific to survey a townsite here called Fresno. Directing the Fresno Canal and Irrigation Co., he built hundreds of miles of canals, located hundreds of settlers on farms, expanded cultivation and forged Fresno's favored Kings River water right. He died March 20, 1900 in Calaveras County.

Jim Savage Chapter 1852 E Clampus Vitus
October 3, 1976
HM NumberHM1D1J
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number20
Year Placed1976
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 11:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 254737 N 4064582
Decimal Degrees36.69528333, -119.74528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 41.717', W 119° 44.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 41' 43.02" N, 119° 44' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2907 S Maple Ave, Fresno CA 93725, US
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